Night Marshal Hezekiah H. Williams

Night Marshal Hezekiah H. Williams

White Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 7, 1937

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Hezekiah H. Williams

Night Marshal Hezekiah Williams was shot and killed while raiding a gambling house at approximately 2:00 am.

He was attempting to arrest several men when one of them resisted and was shot by Marshal Williams. Two other men opened fire on Marshal Williams with a pistol and a shotgun. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded one of the men.

The wounded man and several others were later arrested by the county sheriff.

Marshal Williams was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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This year I participated in the Law Enforcement United Road to Hope bicycle ride. We were all issued a bracelet engraved with the name of a fallen officer. I received your bracelet. It was an honor to represent you during police week in Washington DC. I am a member of my agency's honor guard and today we had our local law enforcement memorial service. I proudly wore your bracelet during our ceremony. Night Marshall Williams, you may be gone, but you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and may you rest easy.

Detective Patricia Hetrick
Manatee County Sheriff's Office

May 19, 2016

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